Lying just north of the city of Norwich there is a stunning health and woodland that is popular among families, dog walkers and many of the region’s residents who, under normal circumstances, flock there every day.

But what do you need to know about Mousehold Heath?

Pitch and Putt

Yes, some may not be aware of the fact that there is a 18 hole pitch and putt located on Mousehold Heath during the Spring and Summer.

Why not go for a walk and try your luck on the course when it’s safe to venture out!


The 184 acre reserve is the largest that it managed by Norwich City Council, dating back to Tudor Times it was around 22 miles round.

It was given to the council to look after on behalf of the citizens and there is even an act of parliament documenting this!

There used to be a lot of grazing livestock but as the times changes this slowly disappeared.
Mousehold Heath is also managed by the Heritage Lottery.


Mousehold Heath, what do you need to know? Well, that a variety of wildlife frequent the heath and you are likely to spot a few on your exploration of the reserve.

From birds to lizards, butterflies, dragon flies, woodpeckers, kestrals and even frogs can all be found on the health.


There is a Mousehold Heath walking trail that you can take up and don’t forget to keep up to date with the events, concerts that are being planned on the heath as well!


There is a Mousehold Heath conservation organisation that meets regularly throughout the year dedicated to maintaining this stunning natural gem. They complete an annual report each year and do a lot of work to keep it as unspoilt as they can for more generations to enjoy.

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